The AS Philosophy Level LearnOnline course covers the following topics; Epistemology and Moral Philosophy
Students are required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the content, including:
through the use of philosophical analysis (conceptual analysis and argument analysis).
They must also be able to analyse and evaluate the philosophical arguments within the subject content to form reasoned judgements. In doing this, they will:
understand the ways in which philosophers have analysed the core concepts of philosophy, and be able to identify how subtle differences in analyses can have wider impacts on philosophical arguments
understand the main philosophical arguments within topics, through the works of philosophers, and articulate those arguments in appropriate forms, correctly, clearly and precisely
understand the philosophical claims which are made within each topic and be able to articulate those claims correctly, clearly and precisely. Students must also articulate how those claims might relate to other topic areas
understand the ways in which philosophical arguments are developed, issues are raised, and arguments are reformulated in response to those issues
understand the similarities and differences between the forms of reasoning used in different philosophical content areas, including the similarities and differences between different kinds of knowledge
generate responses using appropriate philosophical formats, to a range of philosophical questions. These responses must include: articulating definitions; articulating arguments and counter-arguments; and selecting, applying and evaluating appropriate material to generate their own arguments.
The most important part of your online AS level Philosophy LearnOnline course (apart from you) is your dedicated tutor. Every LearnOnline tutor has extensive academic experience and have taught AS level Philosophy in the classroom as well as online. During your enrolment onto the course, you will be assigned your tutor who will support you for up to 18 months during your studies. You can contact your tutor via email or using the LearnOnline messaging system with any questions.
Your AS level Philosophy course contains a number of assignments which your course tutor will mark, grade and give you valuable feedback on throughout your study.